Antonio Callaway rockets to the top of the Cleveland depth chart


Receiver Antonio Callaway plunged to round four of the draft. He’s quickly risen to the top of the Cleveland depth chart.

The first hierarchy of players issued by the Browns shows the rookie as a starter at the position, alongside Jarvis Landry. The second-stringers at receiver are Rashard Higgins and Jeff Janis.

Rookie Baker Mayfield, as expected, appears as the second-string quarterback, behind Tyrod Taylor and ahead of Drew Stanton. The depth chart also lists former starting left guard Joel Bitonio as the first-string left tackle, ahead of Shon Coleman and Greg Robinson. Austin Corbett is the first-stringer at Bitonio’s former position.

Veteran right guard Kevin Zeitler, a big-money free-agent arrival in 2017, appears on the third string, possibly because of a calf injury that is expected to shelve him for a couple of weeks.

Defensively, top-five pick Denzel Ward has made it to the first-string as a cornerback. Terrance Mitchell is the other first-sting cornerback, and Jabrill Peppers and Damarious Randall are the starting safeties.

Peppers is the first kickoff and punt returner, with Callaway listed as his backup.

7 responses to “Antonio Callaway rockets to the top of the Cleveland depth chart

  1. chefninerapologist says:
    August 6, 2018 at 10:56 pm
    Huh, seems like they left out Josh Gordon. Interesting.

    This is the depth chart for Thursdays pre-season game. Gordon will probably not play at all during the pre season. Coleman had this spot until he was traded so obviously they believe that Callaway was more reliable than Coleman.

  2. He’s a first-round talent to be sure but a bottom-level human being. He could be a steal for the Browns, if he can stay out of jail.

  3. The interesting thing here to me is that TJ Carrie is not starting at corner. He signed a 4 year, $31M deal with Cleveland. That makes him paid more than Denzel Ward as the #4 overall pick (4 years $29M). He is playing behind Terrance Mitchell at 3 years, $10M.

    May not seem like a big deal, but the Browns have 4 cornerbacks on their roster who were starters for different teams last year(Carrie, Mitchell, EJ Gaines and Randall) in addition to an above average nickel corner in Boddy-Calhoun and then drafted one #4 overall. Watch the secondary closely.

  4. Not counting Zeitler (temporary injury), the Browns have changed 8 out of 11 starting positions and 7 out of 11 starting positions on defense compared to the 2017 preseason roster.

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